Obama condemns 'brutal, vicious' Nemtsov killing

The body of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov lies covered with plastic on Moskvoretsky bridge near St. Basil cathedral in central Moscow on February 28, 2015US President Barack Obama condemned what he called the “brutal” and “vicious” murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who was shot dead in Moscow. “I admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009,” added Obama, calling Nemtsov a “dedicated” and “eloquent defender” of rights.

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